ABOUT BREN HUDSON, PHD
DR BREN, trained both as a life coach and a depth psychologist, focuses on individuals and couples suffering with relationship issues, career issues and / or spiritual issues, as well as helping individuals self-actualize. She does not work with people who have mental disorders, who should seek a licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.
ABOUT LIFE COACHING
There are several flavors of life coaches. At the low end of the spectrum there are life coaches who have absolutely no training, no education, and no certifications. At the high end of the spectrum there are life coaches who have gone all the way, that is, training, education, and certification.
DR BREN has successfully completed training in two (one for personal and one for executives) different year long programs: Success Unlimited Network, for individuals, was one of the first coaching certification programs in the United States. Teri-E Belf, the founder, sat on the committee that developed the first ethical guidelines for the International Coaching Federation (the recognized credentialing board). New Ventures West is a professional coaching program for executives loosely based on Ken Wilber’s Integral Psychology, but with a Buddhist twist.
ABOUT DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY
In addition, to being trained as both a personal and executive life coach, DR BREN holds a Doctorate in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, a Jungian Analytical Psychology program in Santa Barbara. Jungian Psychology is the mystical / spiritual end of psychology. Where traditional / clinical psychology focuses on Ego, Jungian Psychology focuses on both Ego and Soul (See DR BREN’S post on the difference between ego and soul). DR BREN sets a new standard for life coaching by including the soul’s journey.
DR BREN’s Life Coaching aims toward psychological wholeness. While psychotherapists and MFT’s (marriage family therapists) focus on the mental disorders, and most life coaches focus on behavior modification, DR BREN | LIFE COACHING FOR THE SOUL focuses on normal people with normal life issues and those who looking to self-actualize.